Newton Abbot clue in search for missing girl, 12

Police photo of missing girl

Leona Peach - Credit: Devon and Cornwall police

A missing 12-year-old girl was last seen in Newton Abbot, police have revealed.

Leona Peach was in the Hele Park area of Newton Abbot at around 9.15am on Monday, December 20.

Police have issued an appeal to trace her. It is believed she may have travelled to Bideford. She is from North Devon.

A spokesman said: "Police are asking for the public to look out for Leona and report any sightings of her to them.

"She is described as white and of slim to medium build.

"She is approximately 4ft 9ins tall, has hazel-coloured eyes and has long light-brown hair which reaches the middle of her back.

"She has a bald patch above her right ear. She is believed to be wearing grey/blue leggings or skinny trousers with a dark-coloured fur coat and flip flops. She was carrying a pink bag."

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Anybody with information is asked to contact police via or by telephone on 101, quoting log number 0222 of 20/12/21.